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Peanut Butter Blossoms

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Prep Time:
15 Minutes + chilling

Cook Time:
12 Minutes

Servings:
21 cookies

Prep Time:
15 Minutes + chilling

Cook Time:
12 Minutes

Servings:
21 cookies

INGREDIENTS

  • 6 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
  • 7 Tbsp. Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 C. creamy peanut butter
  • 3/4 C. granulated sugar
  • 3/4 C. brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp. Spice Islands® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl® Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 21 chocolate drop candies
  • granulated sugar for rolling

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a mixer, combine the butter, shortening, peanut butter and sugars.
  3. Mix on med-high speed for 2 minutes or until light and creamy.
  4. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
  5. Add the eggs and vanilla and blend on medium speed until incorporated.
  6. In another bowl, whisk together the flour, soda and salt.
  7. Slowly add the dry mixture to the batter and mix on low speed until the flour in blended.
  8. Refrigerate the dough for an hour or until firm enough to handle.
  9. Scoop dough out into 3 Tbsp. portions and roll into a ball.
  10. Roll each ball in granulated sugar and place on the prepared baking sheet.
  11. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges start to brown.
  12. While cookies are baking, unwrap candies.
  13. Immediately after removing cookies from the oven, press a candy into the center of each cookie.  Allow cookies to cool completely.

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